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Attachment Styles and Trauma: Unraveling the PTSD Connection

Medico Legal Specialists and the Navigator Group recently hosted a compelling event featuring Dr. Sameh Younan, a distinguished psychiatrist with over 12 years of experience in the public health system. In this insightful webinar, held on 20th June at 1pm AEST, Dr. Younan delved into the intricate relationship between attachment styles and PTSD, offering profound insights drawn from his extensive expertise.

Dr. Younan explored transformative concepts such as Systems Theory, Attachment Theory, and the Neuroscience of Emotion. He highlighted how these theories inform modern therapeutic practices, particularly in addressing trauma and attachment issues. Attendees gained an in-depth understanding of the dynamic interplay between early attachment bonds and mental health, showcasing the profound impact these relationships have on psychological well-being.

His holistic approach focuses on therapies that emphasise witnessing and validating patients’ experiences. The webinar provided an exceptional opportunity to learn about therapeutic applications such as Internal Family Systems Therapy, EMDR, and Emotion-Focused Therapies (EFT). These methods have proven effective in treating PTSD and other trauma-related disorders, leveraging principles of memory reconsolidation, polyvagal theory, and brain integration.

Dr. Younan’s work extends beyond individual therapy, as he is committed to enhancing caregiver-child bonds through family therapies like Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. His insights into how these therapies can reshape the memory circuits associated with attachment are groundbreaking.

Additionally, Dr. Younan continues to contribute to the academic community as an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at UNSW, where his research and teachings further the field of mental health.

Watch this webinar recording to gain valuable knowledge and practical insights into the profound connection between attachment styles and PTSD, and explore effective therapeutic approaches that can make a significant difference in mental health and well-being.

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